Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell content with his first Villarreal goal

Villarreal, El Madrigal

Villarreal secured victory at the weekend in La Liga, thanks to a priceless strike from Joel Campbell.

With just two games remaining in La Liga, Villarreal have already secured sixth position in the table, thus guaranteeing that next season, they'll be competing in the Europa League once more.

The Yellow Submarine gained an important three points and victory against Elche, thanks to a 27th minute header by Joel Campbell, who reacted quickest to a parry by the rival keeper.

On-loan with Villarreal since the January transfer window from Arsenal, the Costa Rican has struggled to find the back of the net, principally due to playing out wide for most games, but has still made an important contribution to the team.

Speaking at a press call on Tuesday, via the official Villarreal website, Campbell enthused: "Thanks to God, I got to score the goal and dedicated it to my baby. I was really eager to score for Villarreal."

Conscious of the significance of his goal, and the three points achieved by Villarreal, the 22-year-old winger continued: "Most of all I'm really happy with the result for the team, and at last, our guaranteeing sixth place in La Liga."

The season isn't over yet, even though the remaining two games are effectively meaningless. Campbell remains ambitious, hoping Villarreal can keep winning, pointing out: "Although I'm happy with our league position, it's not over yet and we have to keep working hard, so we can finish the season well."

As for his personal aims during what remains of his loan spell at El Madrigal, before he returns to Arsenal in the summer, Campbell acknowledged: "It was always clear to me I would have to work hard here. Little by little, I've been getting better, finding my level of performance."

"I'm focused in the two final games ahead of us, so I can give everything I can for this club." He concluded.

During his time with Villarreal, Campbell has made 14 starting eleven appearances in La Liga, with just this one goal thus far. He's also had four outings in the Europa League, plus two games in the Copa del Rey.

Whilst the Costa Rican international will be hoping for another chance with Arsenal next season, his future remains in doubt, amidst recent suggestions he could be sold.

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